Dean’s letter highlights school’s values

Charleston School of Law President and Dean Andy Abrams sent a letter June 12 to incoming new students that highlighted the school’s values.  Click here to read full letter.  An excerpt:

“Our motto — pro bono populi (for the good of the people) — remains the same today as it was when we were founded and it continues to play a pivotal role in our direction.  Additionally, we remain focused on, and will continue, our efforts to constantly improve our facilities, technology, hands-on learning experiences, bar preparation and academic support.”

Whipper: InfiLaw would elevate diversity in S.C. legal system

By J. Seth Whipper
Published in The (Charleston) Post and Courier | read online

APRIL 29, 2014 — When I was 15, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. By that time, I knew that I wanted to be a lawyer. I had grown up seeing how not having a lawyer caused misfortune for minorities across the county.

When I was 35, I graduated from North Carolina Central University Law School in Durham and became a lawyer, first with Legal Services, to help people who had few resources and needed a lot of help. Continue reading

King: InfiLaw purchase will bring diversity to S.C. Bar

By John Richard C. King Guest columnist, The State | April 29, 2014

Columbia, SC — In my dual roles as a state legislator and a first-year law student at the Charlotte School of Law, I have a different perspective than many of my legislative colleagues on the plans by InfiLaw to purchase the Charleston School of Law. That perspective tells me that this purchase should go forward and the Commission on Higher Education should grant InfiLaw a license to operate the Charleston School of Law.

The Charlotte law school is an InfiLaw school, and I am receiving a solid legal education there. Our professors are knowledgeable and approachable, my classmates are collaborative, and we have the opportunity to put our knowledge to use in our clinical program. This is the promise InfiLaw brings to the Charleston School of Law. Continue reading

Abrams backs sale of school to InfiLaw

MARCH 17, 2014 — The Charleston Regional Business Journal reported this morning that Charleston School of Law President and Dean Andy Abrams “has come out in favor of a deal that has drawn criticism from students, alumni and the community” in a statement this morning.

In the statement (read here in full), Abrams said he believed the InfiLaw System “presents us with the best opportunity to secure a bright and vibrant future for the school we care so deeply about.” Continue reading